ADNOC announces initiative to drive efficiencies in tendering process

ADNOC tendering processThe Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has implemented an innovative initiative to drive efficiencies in its tendering process which ADNOC’s ongoing efforts to enhance its approach to procurement and maximise value for ADNOC and its community of suppliers and service providers

The programme standardises the terms and conditions for the procurement of drilling and oilfield goods and services across ADNOC’s entire value chain. As a result, all of ADNOC’s pre-qualified bidders are now subject to the same terms and conditions in competitive tendering, reducing the timeline for legal negotiations from months to weeks.

To deliver this first of its kind strategic initiative, ADNOC’s legal function, supported by its upstream and commercial and in-country value directorates, developed global and oil and gas industry standard best practice terms and conditions for drilling and oilfield goods and services to support procurement of ADNOC’s entire value chain, sought feedback on commercial, risk and operational requirements from ADNOC’s pre-qualified community of goods and services providers and negotiated ADNOC’s standardised terms with the entire market.

Jasim M. Saeed, senior vice-president, Group Procurement at ADNOC, said, “This initiative significantly speeds up ADNOC’s tendering process. The approach underscores our efforts to drive commerciality across our business and proactively respond to the demands of a fast-evolving energy landscape. We are very pleased to have completed this initiative in a timely manner and we continue to work on identifying more win-win solutions for us and our contractors and suppliers to enhance value as we deliver our 2030 strategy.”

The programme strategically positions ADNOC as a global industry leader for best-in-class oilfield procurement. It also strengthens ADNOC’s relationships with its suppliers and contributes to more efficient operations, which ultimately maximizes the value from every barrel it produces. 

Atif Arikat, managing director of Al Ghaith Oilfield Supplies & Services Co Ltd, said, “This initiative further strengthened the relationship between ADNOC and its business partners due to the dialogue and discussions that took place to streamline the procurement terms and conditions which resulted in shortening the tendering process by avoiding clarifications and deviations on the terms and conditions.”


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